MAKE PROPHET’S LIFE STYLE A MODEL
New Delhi: In order to bring about a pious and reformed revolution in society, it is necessary to follow Quranic teachings and adopt the life style of Prophet (SAW) as a model. Emphasis on these points was laid by Maulana Sagheer Ahmad Jokhanpuri and others at a conference on ‘Islahe Ummat’ (reformation of Ummah) held in New Delhi. He said that in these troubled times the oppressed humanity can achieve the path of righteousness and real happiness by making the Quran and Sunnah as the model of behaviour. Maulana Islamuddin and Qari Mushtaq Ahmad shed light on the greatness of Divine revelations and described them as preacher of peace, harbinger of humanism and a perfect way of life.
BJP NOMINATES M. J. AKBAR FOR RAJYA SABHA
New Delhi: M. J. Akbar, editor of The Asian Age and former Congress Lok Sabha MP has again disappointed intellectuals and opponents of BJP. Those who know him closely put him in the category of persons like George Fernandese and Madhu Limaye in changing sides frequently. His old revelations about Bofors in a new garb have gladdened BJP which has promised to nominate him for Rajya Sabha. If this happens, Najma Heptulla’s seat will be given to him. The reason for his disillusionment with Sonia Gandhi is allegedly because five years ago she had refused to nominate him to Rajya Sabha.
SECOND EDITION OF JAAM-E-ANA
Hyderabad: The first edition of Rahman Jaami’s anthology Jaam-e-Ana was published in 1990. Now, after 14 years the second edition of his anthology of ghazals will soon be published by Educational Book House, Delhi. The selection and compilation of ghazals is made by Rahman’s friend, Hamid Majaz.
SHIA ULAMA AGAINST VOTING VAJPAYEE
New Delhi: Shias of Delhi held an assembly at Dargah Shah Mardan, holy place of worship and pilgrimage centre of Shia community near Delhi’s posh colony Jor Bagh where the foot-print of Imam Hazrat Ali, son-in-law of the Prophet (SAW) is being preserved. Shia speakers in this assembly jointly appealed to approximately one-and-a-half lakh Shias of Lucknow not to cast their votes in favour of prime minister Vajpayee. The speakers said that during the long period of 5 years Vajpayee did not pay any attention to their request of handing over ‘Chhoti Karbala’ to Shias for which he had promised. They also said that lakhs of people from India and abroad come to this Dargah for pilgrimage and prayers where their wishes are fulfilled. Dargah’s land is also being illegally occupied by encroachers.
FOUNDATION DAY OF NEW HORIZON SCHOOL
New Delhi: New Horizon School entered 25th year of its existence with good existence, good results and new hopes. In addition to good results in examinations, the school has secured a position of distinction in Urdu this year. Two of its students have brought laurels and glory to the school. Zafeer Ahmad of class XII secured first position in Urdu in India in the All India Secondary Board Examination. Another student, Azima Ambarin secured 3rd position in Urdu in High School Examination throughout the country. Both these students were honoured by Urdu Academy with awards consisting of commendation certificates, shields and cash prizes. Role of their teachers is in no way less important in enabling them achieve this distinction.
CELEBRATION OF MILADUN NABI
Hyderabad: The advisory council of Hamidia Educational Society has decided to organise a 2-day function under the supervision of Maulana Hakim Iqbal Baba Kamlia, president of the Society to celebrate Miladun Nabi at Kanjiwaram and Chennai. Many important speakers, religious leaders, poets etc of both cities have been invited to this function which will be held on 1st and 3rd May.
TAMIL MANILA MUSLIM LEAGUE
Vellore: Tamil Manila Muslim League has declared that it will contest the forthcoming general elections on its own and will announce the names of its candidates to contest elections from all the 39 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state and also in the Union Territory of Pondicherry.
AMU AWARDS PhD TO RETIRED EMPLOYEE
Aligarh: At its 55th convocation Aligarh Muslim University awarded PhDs to teachers and others, including a 67-year-old retired employee, ex-assistant public relations officer Sayed Mohammad Ahmad in theology. Others who received academic honours are Dr Mumtaz Ahmad Qureshi, reader in the department of applied chemistry (D.Sc), Prof Akhlaq Ahmad of department of law (LLD), Bilal Mustafa Khan of Business Management (PhD). Dr Mumtaz Qureshi was earlier honoured with Mascot National Award, Excellence Award and Best Article Award.
UMF BARGAINING WITH CONGRESS
Hyderabad: Convener of ‘Majlis Bachao’ (Save Majlis) Movement, Dr Qaim Khan said in an election meeting here that at the time of elections many new parties, organisations and self-styled leaders of Muslims, totally unknown earlier, come up who are more interested in their own bright future rather than the welfare and development of Muslim community. He warned the people to ignore such selfish people. Criticising United Muslim Forum, Dr Khan said that his organisation is seeking an alliance and deal with Congress which during its rule got the ‘shilanyas’ done in Ayodhya and complicated this problem. He said that opponents of Majlis Bachao Movement are afraid of its growing popularity and appealed to Muslims to cast their votes in favour of MBM candidates.
MEETING IN JAMIA ISLAMIA ASHRAFUL ULOOM
Hyderabad: Maulana Arshad Ali Qasmi said in a meeting organised in Jamia Islamia Ashraful Uloom that good behaviour is an effective weapon whereby man makes himself respectable in society. Even if a man holds high position and has wealth worth crores of rupees he does not enjoy respect and affection if his behaviour is not good. He said that Islam spread not by force but by good behaviour and noble teachings like forgiving oppressors in spite of having power to suppress them, showering flowers on those who spread thorns in one’s path, forgetting one’s own interests and sacrificing one’s every thing for the benefit and happiness of others. Life of Prophet (SAW) is a model of behaviour for others to follow, he said.
PRAYER OF THANKS FOR INDIA’S VICTORY
New Delhi: Hundreds and thousands of Muslims throughout the country offered special prayers of thanks after Friday prayers in different mosques for India’s grand victory over Pakistan in cricket on their own territory. After payers they distributed sweets also. President of All India Religious Leaders Anjuman, Peerzada Naqshbandi said in a prayer message that by their grand victory over Pakistan the combined team of young cricketers have demonstrated their sense of patriotism. According to a message received in Anjuman’s office, Muslim youths in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Guwahati, Ahmadabad, Chochin, Hyderabad, Ajmer, Goa and other places offered prayers for further success of the Indian team.
CENTENARY CELEBRATION OF ANJUMAN
Kolkata: Anjuman Mofidul Islam, set up in Calcutta in 1905 is the third oldest social, educational and welfare institution of Muslims. This Anjuman has set up six schools in which academic and technical education in many fields is provided to hundreds of girl students. In addition, this institution also provides financial assistance and scholarships to widows, for education, marriage, medical treatment etc of poor girls, burial of unclaimed dead bodies of Muslims. Next year i.e. in 2005 the Anjuman will be completing 100 years and therefore a centenary celebration committee with Justice Khwaja Mohd Yusuf chairman has been formed to chalk out celebration programmes.
BAITUL MAAL GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL’S ELECTION
Narkul Danga: The election of members of Baitul Maal Girls High School’s managing committee took place recently. Of the 14 members of the Committee, 10 were elected unopposed. Therefore elections were held for the remaining four members only who, in addition to those elected unopposed are: Dr Abdul Majeed, Mukhtar Ahmad, Jawed and Mohammad Hashim. Two lady members who were elected unopposed are Ms Munni Begum and Parveen Begum.
CONGRESS PROMISES TO TRY ADVANI
New Delhi: Congress Party declared that if it comes to power, Babri Masjid demolition case will be taken up a new and the deputy prime minister L. K. Advani will be tried for his complicity in the demolition.
This party accuses BJP-led NDA government of misusing Central Bureau of Investigation and manipulating Advani’s exoneration. Ridiculing BJP’s claim that it will get majority of votes on account of its good performance and achievements, Congress spokesman, Kapil Sibal said that this claim carries no weight because it did not rule in any state for five years.
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